Dame Helen Mirren has put her name to the SADS UK Big Shock campaign to make defibrillators mandatory in schools.
She said: ‘I support the SADS UK Big Shock Campaign to make defibrillators mandatory in schools. It is particularly tragic to hear of young people dying of cardiac arrest. I understand how important it is to defibrillate a person in cardiac arrest as quickly as possible to give them the best chance of survival. It makes sense that all schools should have this lifesaving equipment in place.’
I am bringing up this subject in my blog on International Women’s Day not just because it is an extremely important health message, but, because I want to pay tribute to the remarkable lady who created the SADS UK campaign following the sudden and unexplained death of her teenage son, Ashley.
Her name is Anne Jolly and I first met her at a…
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